Blood Donors Awarded at Special Ceremony
Mothers become the initial blood donors when they give birth to their babies and according to Mrs. Catherina Jemmot, Lab Superintendent what greater gift than to give back to those who give life.
“By your selfless act of love you respond to the need and because we recognize that without you the world would be a smaller place, we have dedicated an entire day in your honour”, she stated.
According to Mrs. Jemmot having a ready supply of blood requires substantial resources and a huge team effort, noting that the Blood Bank’s biggest asset is its Laboratory staff.
The ceremony, held at the Blood Bank included testimonials from mothers and nurses who have received blood in very trying circumstances.
World Blood Donor Day was established by the World Health Organization in 2005 and is observed each year on June 14.
It highlights the lifesaving role of voluntary unpaid blood donors and is an opportunity to thank those donors who help save millions of lives each year.